Thursday, June 26, 2014

TBT: What to Read (YA & Disabilities)

Welcome to my new Throwback Thursday feature, where I give you suggestions on what to read if you're interested in a new release. This came from the idea that most of us are students or still young and don't have too big a budget to buy every single new release that hits shelves. So, if a book sounds interesting or you read it and want more, I give you suggestions of others with similar topics and storylines that have been out for a while, giving you a better chance of finding them in your library or a used bookstore!

Here I have my picks for books similar to Cammie McGovern's Say What You Will. Below you'll find an infographic I made if you want to see what kind of books you're looking for! You may print it out or post it on your own site, just make sure to link back here and not to remove the copyright logo at the bottom!

If you want a little bit more description, you'll find some below the chart :)


Click on the image and it will show you the full-size version so you can print it if you want!


Dead Ends I recently reviewed this one and can vouch for how powerful and real it is. It revolves around a "bully" raised by a single mom who gets roped into helping Billy D, a boy with Down Syndrome. Their friendship struggles but then becomes something wonderful.

The Running Dream — I listened to the audio book of this one and really enjoyed it. It follows the life of a girl after an accident who has to use a wheelchair and suddenly finds herself being tutored by the girl in her class with cerebral palsy whom she used to make fun of.

The Summer I Found You I've reviewed this one, and other than the confusing title, it's a really great quick read. This one is about a girl who recently learned she has Type 1 Diabetes and has to cope with it. She also meets a boy, recently given leave out of the military, who only has one arm. Together, they learn to cope with their recent changes.

Five Flavors of Dumb — I have this one, haven't read it yet, but it looks really interesting. It's about a girl trying to follow her dream of being a band manager, but the kicker is that she's deaf and people don't believe in her.

Al Capone Does My Shirts — I read this a long (LONG) time ago with my 8th grade book club (told you), but I remember LOVING it. The family lives on Alcatraz island, and there aren't many kids for the two children to hang out with. The older brother's younger sister is autistic, so he feels left out since his family spends so much time caring for her.


There you have it! I hope to make this a weekly feature, so stay tuned! Feel free to print the poster to hang onto if you like! Just give me credit please :)

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